Rutlader Wildlife Area News

Rutlader Wildlife Area News

Dove Hunting

This year Rutlader WA has approximately 25 acres of managed dove fields for hunting. The areas are located off 169 HWY, Exit 223, 7 miles South of Louisburg next to the Rutlader Theatre. Rutlader WA has 6 fields managed for doves. They include 14 acres of Sunflowers and 11 acres of wheat. Field 1 which is East of The Rutlader Theatre is signed-up in the KDWPT Special Hunts program. To be eligible for the Special Hunt on Field 1 click here: Special Hunts. The Special Hunts will be open to 3 different hunters per afternoon for the first two days of the season(September 1 and 2). The Hunt will start at 1:00pm and end at sunset. Hunters that are awarded the hunt will need to pay attention to all signs. Field 1 will close to all gun hunting after Monday, September 2. The area will be open to archery hunting only after Monday, September 2. Field 2 and 3 are open to all public, but a free daily dove permit will be required. Permits and permit station will be located by the brown Kiosk directly across from the theater. Habitat: Fields 1,2, and 3 are sunflower fields with wheat close by. The sunflowers did not do outstanding, but did produce seed and should offer some decent hunting opportunity.

Deer Hunting

Archery ONLY- The Dove Field #1 will be archery only after September 2nd. We will only be allowing dove hunting on the area for the first two days of the season.

All other areas at Rutlader, unless marked differently are Archery and Shot-gun ONLY for all hunting.